Royal Enfiled earlier teased us with the upcoming 350 cc meteor, has opened up a brand new showroom in Portugal. But the Chennai-based motorcycle company has been silent for some time. But it has its sales and its internationally popular bikes speaking and covering the heading of many blogs.
With an exceptional top-peak success of Royal Enfield in India, the company had already aimed for the International market. The Royal Enfiled has been popular amongst the Indian youth in above the 300cc segment. In June 2020, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has heated BMW R1250 GS and took the title of the best-selling motorcycle in the UK.
The UK motorcycle market saw one of the worst two-wheeler sales for a long time. Comparing the sales data of April 2019 and April 2020, there is a total fall of 83% sales. Due to the COVID-19 related lockdown and restrictions, the sales have dropped around the world. In the UK, the sales of two-wheelers saw slight progress with 5,394 units in May. In June, the sales rose to 12,520 units. MCIA also reports that the June 2020 sales are 14.8% higher compared to the same period last year.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is accompanied by its twin, Continental GT650, which are first modern-day multi-cylinder motorcycles and are manufactured, then exported in the European markets. Both the bikes fit in a 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, fuel-injected engine that produces a maximum power of 47 Bhp and peak torque of 52 Nm. It gets a slip-assist clutch with a 6-speed transmission.